November 12, 2008 Subject:
This was my first show! I have been looking for this show for several years now, but could never get it. You made my day! I remember LOVING this show, most notably the epic Standing on the Moon. This version is the reason I love this song to this day. The boys sounded so crisp that night; yes, the show was overshadowed by the night before and after, but this was a great one. Great version of Tennessee Jed, loved Eyes and Crazy Fingers, a nice Corrina, and I did not even know enough yet to be jaded by the encore. Jerry's voice was really nice that night, as I recall, as was the really nice Space. So happy to have found this crispy soundboard. Bulls-eye!
November 11, 2008 Subject:
"Life may be sweeter for this...I don't know"
I was at this run and it was the best of the spring, high energy and great vibes from all who attended.The band played three remarkable shows. This night is over shadowed by the other two, but this excellent board should change that. I want to first just comment on how this board sounds, sonically these boards from 1994 are some of the best at reproducing the true audience experince. They are warm and pick up ever sonic detail and they flow like a river as the music changes and they get loud! The first set was the good. King Bee was the big surprise but I have to say FOTD,Desolation Row & Tennessee, which rocks, were the high lites for me. Very nice with passionate playing by all.Set II opens with an amazing Eyes. Phil is very strong in this version and Jerry's voice & Bolt sound great. Saint is very hot and builds into one of the best of the year, listen to the chorus at the end, it is a blast. Jerry teases Crazy Fingers but they play Way to Go which is an excellent version. Next we get a sweet and soulful Crazy Fingers that is great, again Jerry shines, a nice transition into a thick Corrina which is very good. One thing to note is that the D>S were some of the best during this year. They are creative and long. This night is over 30 minutes. You have to listen to it, great soundscapes and enjoyable to listen to. You also have to acknowledge Bob Bralove, he was the silent member, who would do cool things after drums. They land at the Last Time and we get a screaming version then another tease, Wharf Rat we would get that tomorrow nite, but Jerry segues into an epic SOTM, maybe the EPIC one. This version will bring you to tears during Garcia' first solo, but it only gets better. This version has perfect vocals and Jerry searing and soulful playing was one of my highlights in 15 years of shows.You will be greatly touched. It was one of those moments were everyone realized how just how amazing this man could be,as well as the band, and he blew the roof off the Omni as well as flooding our hearts with hope and love.To share that with 15,000 other Dead Heads, cheering & dancing our hearts out, was quite special.We reached for the stars and we made it.